Job and Internship Opportunities Announcements

This page is for job and internship opportunities from within and outside of the NREM Department. Postings will be deleted once application periods are over. 

 




  • Internal Opportunities
  • External Job Opportunities
  • External Internships Opportunities
  • External Assistantship Opportunities
  • External Postdoc Opportunities

Internal Job Opportunities

Graduate Research Assistant Position Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

This graduate assistant will support research and extensions work of the FRSAN (Farm Ranch Stress Assistance Network) funded by USDA/ NIFA and HATCH project to support farmers/ ranchers/ agriculture producers and allied workers physical and mental health and wellbeing. This is a half-time GA position (20 hours/ week).

Duties

  • Assist with a variety of project related tasks such as literature review, data analyses (quantitative and/ or qualitative), report and manuscript development, social marketing, and educational materials development concerning farm/ranch/agriculture producersʻ stress, health and wellbeing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree and currently pursuing an advanced degree in related areas of human development and family sciences education, public health, or related behavioral or social science fields. 
  • Experience in behavioral and social sciences, anthropology, sociology. 
  • Documented research and writing skills. 
  • Skills in conducting needs, assessment, analyzing and describing quantitative, qualitative, and program evaluation data including multivariate analyses. 
  • Fluidity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, & conducting literature reviews and using programs to develop professional infographics, charts, and reports/ briefings. 
  • Ability to complete weekly tasks independently and in a timely fashion. 

To apply

  • Cover letter outlining relevant experience and skills for this GA position.
  • Current ciriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of reference (email is sufficient) from a professional and/or academic referee. 
  • Send application materials to Thae le, thaele3@hawaii.edu.

**This application will be opened until filled. 


Field and Greenhouse Technican at CTAHR Magoon Station

NREM is looking for student help for our field and greenhouse space at the Magoon Instructional and Research Center behind Noelani School in Manoa. We are looking for a student who has experience with agriculture, landscaping or maintenance of field projects and can work with minimal supervision. The position is offered through SECE as Job Number 249980. The pay is at the A4 level, $14.90/hr. We need someone for 10-15 hr/week of work. The position would start as soon as possible and can extend into the coming academic year. We are planning to start the position on July 01.


Internal Internships Opportunities

CTAHR INTERNSHIPS

Interested in an internship program that focuses on agriculture, food production, nutrition, resource management, and more? Find more information below!

https://mailchi.mp/ctahr/ctahr-internships


Internal Assistantship Opportunities

 

 


Internal Postdoc Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow in Remote Sensing of Invasive and Nuisance Species

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaiʻi and Manoa seeks a recent Ph.D. interest in applying remote sensing techniques to the management of coral reef ecosystems in the Marine Monuments of the Pacific. 

The postdoctoral fellow will design and implement research applying high-resolution satellite data to invasive and nuisance species detection on reefs in Marine National Monuments across the Pacific, document long-term trends in benthic cover, aid in the development of remote sensing tools for the conservation of coral reefs in the Pacific Islands. Study areas are the reefs of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (MNM), Pacific Remote Islands MNM, and Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. 

Opportunities:

  • Develop advanced skill in remote sensing of coastal ecosystems, analytical skills, programming skills, and collaborate with researchers at various institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 
  • Opportunities to collect data from field sites, either in person or through partnerships. The fellow is expected to present the results of the project at national/ international conferences and publish them in peer-reviewed journals. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in resource management, coastal environment, or related field with a background in coastal remote sensing.
  • Experience with image processing software and GIS software.
  • Experience with computer programming (e.g., R, Python, C, etc.). 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting field work involving remote sensing.
  • Experience in processing a wide variety of datasets.
  • Familiarity with various image data format. 

To apply, please submit electronically a statement of research interest including how you meet the minimum and/ or desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including email address) of three professional references to Tomoaki Miura (tomoakim@hawaii.edu  +1-808-956-7333). 

Application deadline: Application will remain open until position is filled. 

KUPU Conservation Ledearship Development Program (CLDP) 

APPLY HERE

Kupu, Hawai‘i’s leading conservation and education nonprofit, is looking for individuals to take part in the upcoming Conservation Leadership Development Program. This full-time 6-11 month paid opportunity, helps develop individuals looking for an intensive entry-level experience in preparation for a career in conservation.

Participants are matched with a single host site for the duration of the program, during which they will serve alongside conservation professionals to preserve Hawai‘i’s unique natural environment ensuring that it is maintained for future generations.

1) Seasonal (Minimum Time) Position

2) Seasonal (Half-Time) Position 

3) Year Long Position

Responsibilities: 

  • Tasks vary from site to site, but participants can expect to serve one-on-one with a mentor/ supervisor to gain a more in-depth understanding of their partner organization.
  • Fieldwork
  • Lab work
  • Research projects 
  • Presentations 
  • Outreach 
  • Leading volunteer groups. 

Benefits: 

  • Up to $1,600 monthly living allowance 
  • A $6,495 AmeriCorps Education Award (SImilar to a scholarship can be applied to existing/ upcoming student loans).
  • First Aid/ CPR Certification, in the field qualifications. 
  • Child-Care, Health-Care, and Student Loan Deferment. 
  • Opportunity to participate in Kupuʻs Earned Admission initiative. Which offers heavily subsidized virtual learning and college credits through a partnership with Arizona State University. 
  • Opportunity to serve side-by-side and learn from potential future employees and to expand your professional network. 

Priority Deadline: June 17, 2022. 


Hydologist for Groundwater Regulation at the State Commission on Water Resource Management

APPLY HERE (Search "Hydrologist" under non-civil service positions.) 

The hydrologic program for the groundwater regulation at the State Commission on Water Resource Management are looking to fill two hydrologist positions. For more information, please refer to the Water Commission website.

Application Deadline: open until filled.


Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (Restoration Ecology)

FULL JOB POSTING

The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution. 

Location: College of Natural and Applied Sciences/ Western Pacific Tropical Research Center

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
  • Must be willing to teach online. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Publication track record.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Grant writing skills.

Application Deadline: open until filled.


Forestry Researcher at the American Samoa Community College

FULL JOB POSTING

Under the supervision of the Research Coordinator, the Forestry Researcher leads a research
program to improve the understanding and management of American Samoa’s forest resources. The
program is responsive to local stakeholder inputs while meeting grantor requirements. Research may
address issues in the areas of forest health and invasive species, urban and community forestry,
conservation of native forests and wildlife, agroforestry, and sustainable management and utilization
of forest resources. The Forestry Research program also provides technical support for the
Division’s Forest Health, Urban and Community Forestry, and Forest Stewardship programs as well
as forest-related programs at other local and federal government agencies.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in forestry, botany or related field.
  • Professional knowledge of theory and practice of forest conservation and management.
  • Proven research competence, with two years research and/or extension experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in GPS/GIS, with strong background in forest/agroforest management.
  • Strength and stamina to conduct field work in the humid tropics.
  • Must have driver’s license.
  • Pesticide applicator certification (or obtain (or obtain certification within 3 months of hire).

Location: America Samoa

Employment Status: Full Time 12 months (Two Year Contract)

Application Deadline: July 26, 2022, 4:00 PM.

Email ascchumanresources@amsamoa.edu for application.


Molokaʻi Natural Resource Manager, Hawaiʻi and Palmyra Chapter

APPLY HERE

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, our teams create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. For more information, please visit our website (Job ID: 51684)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in biology, ecology, forestry or natural science related field and 1 year of relevant work experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience working with Hawaiʻiʻs natural systems and cultural resources and management practices including experience with various communities and partners in Hawaiʻi and knowledge of how to navigate and work with sensitivity to cultural norms for successful results. 
  • Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data and preparing reports/ publication of findings. 
  • Experience collecting and managing GPS and GIS data using ESRI products related to conservation goals, objectives, and activities. 
  • Experience coordinating multiple field projects in remote, rugged conditions involving invasive plant & animal control, fence construction and helicopter operation including experience with herbicidal weed control techniques and regulations. 
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance. 
  • Experience managing complex projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners to meet project deadlines and deliverables. 
  • Ability to perform physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, under physically demanding circumstances, and at night. 
  • Valid driverʻs license. 

Application Deadline: July 5, 2022, 6:00 PM HST


Coastal Zone Management Project Analyst

This position will work with a team that supports the coordination and implementation of the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan (2020).  A snapshot of recent and current projects can also be found here to view the initiatives this position will help support.  

Please see the State of Hawaii Non-civil service postings and search under “Coastal Zone Management Project Analyst” and it is also linked here.  Note that a master’s degree is preferred, but not required.

Inquiries regarding the position and submittal of resumes can be directed to Justine.w.nihipali@hawaii.gov. 

Duties: 

  • Develop and establish partnerships with governmental agencies and provate or non-profit organizations. 
  • Develop meeting strategies and lead discussions among interagency teams or ORMP project development and implementation. 
  • Respond to funding opportunities to implement ORMP projects, and be responsible for overseeing project development, contract administration, and effective project execution. 
  • Conduct research and policy analysis informing project areas and make recommendations for policy change/ amendments to strengthen CZM objectives and policies. 
  • Provide meeting support functions on an as-needed basis. 

Application Deadline: June 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM HST. 


HCRI Fisheries Database Assistant (Full-time, Oahu) 

APPLY HERE

We have one opening for a HCRI Fisheries Database Assistant (100% FTE), which will review fisheries reports, perform discrepancy checks, resolve data issues, and compiles information on fishing regulations, licensing, and permitting. The position will be employed by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH). It's full-time (40 hrs/week) and the experience requirement is 1-3 years of experience in data processing and data quality assurance/quality control or data processing in a research environment. 

Qualifications: 

  • Associateʻs Degree from an accredited community college. 
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • One year of experience in a research environment or other environment with a main focus in processing data accurately (may substitute for an Associateʻs Degree). 
  • One to three years of experience in: 
    • Data processing and data quality assurance/ quality control. 
    • Data processing in research environment. 
  • Working knowledge of the use of scanners, databse applications, and word processing and spreadsheet applications. 
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, including adhering to established protocols, and to work and communicate well with the general public. 
  • Ability to work with diverse user groups, cultures, and personalities. 
  • Ability to be a positive team player. 
  • Ability to operate a personal computer with Windows operating system, computerʻs peripherals (e.g., scanner), and Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel).
  • Willingness and ability to learn new programs and systems to perform job functions. 
  • Ability to enter data from report forms using an online database application. 
  • Ability to understand the importance for processing complex data reports accurately using data quality control procedures. 
  • Must be highly organized, resourceful, and possess attention to detail. 
  • Ability to compile, assimilate, organize, and store printed and electronic information. 
  • Ability to check work for accuracy before completion of task. 
  • Ability to travel to the neighbor islands (including using car rentals) for meetings and workshops at short notice. Ability to arrange own reliable means of transportation. 

Application Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022. 

 

**List of Internship Opportunities that can be used towards NREM Internship Experience requirement (NREM 492)**


NREM Undergraduate Work/Study Internship at Makaʻalamihi Gardens in Kaneʻohe

Makaʻalamihi Gardens are located on 6 acres of property in the middle of the Kapunahala subdivision in Kaneʻohe, Hawaiʻi. This property has been in the family of Dr. Carl Evensen, former chair of the NREM Department, since 1897. Dr. Evensen’s grandfather, himself a horticulturist with UH Manoa, operated a nursery on the land and Carl grew up gardening on the site. Gerrit Evensen, Carl’s son, was a horticulturist as well and planted many unusual fruit trees and other flora throughout the grounds before he passed away in 2017. It was Gerrit’s dream to create a learning garden at Maka’alamihi and, since 2018 Carl and his wife, Stacy, have devoted their energies to furthering Gerrit’s vision. Specifically, it is their intent to become an accredited Public Garden as a way of honoring their son and his legacy.

Internship Scope of Work:

  • Must document and maintain collections of plants for the purpose of public education and enjoyment.
  • The work of the student intern will be to assist the Evensens as they continue to develop and manage their grounds as a Public Garden space.
    • Use ecological landscape design methods to select appropriate species for planting.
    • Lay out pathways to foster access to garden spaces, periodic pruning, mulching, fertilizing and harvesting of the agroforest and other planted sections of the gardens.
    • On the last Saturday of every month interested community members join in to help manage the grounds at Maka’alamihi Gardens.
    • At each workday Dr. Evensen conducts a mini-workshop on various aspects of gardening and agroforest management. The student intern will be invited to join these workdays and assist in the mini-workshop as appropriate. Periodic public tours are also occasionally offered, and the student intern will be welcome to join these tours as well.


Timeframe:
The Evensens are flexible and will work with the student intern to set a mutually acceptable schedule.

Please contact Dr. Carl Evensen if you are interested (EvensenC@ctahr.hawaii.edu​)


Paid internship position open at the UHM Energy House and Gardens

Duties include planning an urban market garden, selection and classification of plants, setup and maintenance of irrigation, hydroponics and composting systems and more. 

Submit application outlining course knowledge, hands-on gardening skills and projected career plans to Dr. Mary Martini at the UHM Energy house or call at 808-956-2249.


Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education (CCL)

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a national nonprofit organization that builds grassroots support for climate legislation. Listed below are opportunities that may be of interest to students and how CCL can better support the institution.

They are currently recruiting students and recent graduates to join their team as interns or fellows. They have opportunities with a variety of different departments that may appeal to students across many disciplines. These experiences provide valuable work experience, networking opportunities, and may include academic or financial benefits. You can learn more about their current openings on the CCL website. The application deadline is June 15th, 2022

For students looking to deepen their learning outside of the classroom, they offer a free Climate Advocacy Certificate Program each semester. This provides valuable transferable skills in advocacy, climate science, and communication over the course of a 15-week remote course. Students interested in enrolling in this summer’s program should sign up by June 1st, 2022.

CCL is a growing organization and often has open positions that they advertise here. They also post climate related jobs from other organizations in their jobs forum.

Should you have any questions about any of these opportunities, feel free to email CCL at highered@citizensclimate.org.


 

M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship – University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

$25,908 – Full Time   

Responsibilities: We are seeking a motivated student interested in research related to flow ecology and invasive species in Hawaiian stream systems. The successful candidate will be required to collect fishes from locations on Hawaii Island, maintain them in captivity, and conduct swim tunnel respirometry studies with them. The candidate will work with a broad range of collaborators of different backgrounds from state, federal, and local community partners.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum qualifications are a B.S. degree in fisheries science or related fields in ecology, biology, or natural resource management
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Desired qualifications include demonstrated proficiency in technical writing, statistical analyses, maintaining fishes in captivity, collecting fishes in the field, and working collaboratively as part of a research team.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Tim Grabowski (tbg@hawaii.edu) via email for further details or to apply.

Application:

  • Cover letter describing your qualifications and professional goals
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate transcripts
  • Formal acceptance to the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo will be required of the successful candidate after selection.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (Spring-Summer 2022)

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is recruiting possibly 1-2 graduate research assistant positions for Spring & Summer 2022, and possibly Fall 2022 (additional renewals are contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability). This RA Position is 11-month appointment, step 09, at 50% FTE (or 20 hours/week), and tuition will be covered.

Eligibility for Graduate Assistantships are listed at the Graduate Education website and incoming graduate students will be eligible: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/eligibility-criteria. Required application materials submitted are: Cover letter outlining relevant experience and skills for this RA position you are applying for, current curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference (email is sufficient) from a professional and/or academic referee. Send the application materials immediately via email to Thao Le, thaole3@hawaii.edu. The first review of applicants begins immediately, and continues until a suitable GA is hired. Renewals and subsequent UHM semesters are based on adequate performance.

This graduate assistant will support research and extension work of the FRSAN (Farm Ranch Stress Assistance Network) funded by USDA/NIFA to support farmers/ranchers/agricultural producers and allied workers’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. Since this position is being funded by CTAHR, priority will be given to CTAHR graduate students first, graduates of our college, and to other graduate students at UHM, with requisite job skills. Specific questions about GA duties will be answered by Thao Le, Principal Investigator, thaole3@hawaii.edu.

One RA Position Farm Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN): Assist with a variety of project related tasks including literature review, needs assessment (conducting interviews), data analyses (quantitative and/or qualitative), social marketing, and educational materials development concerning farm/ranch/agricultural producers’ stress, health and wellbeing. This is a half-time GA position (20 hours/week) to provide project and research support.

Minimal Qualifications: Undergraduate degree and currently pursuing an advanced degree in related areas of human development and family sciences education, public health, or related
behavioral or social science fields (e.g., NREM with focus on social sciences, anthropology, sociology). Background, interests and experience in behavioral and social science, and/or agricultural sciences or sustainability. Documented research and writing skills. Skills in conducting needs assessment, analyzing and describing quantitative, qualitative, and program evaluation data including multivariate analyses. Familiarity and fluidity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & conducting literature reviews and using programs to develop professional infographics, charts, and reports/briefings. Ability to complete weekly tasks independently and in a timely fashion. Documented work-place skills: reliability, responsibility, care in following directions, flexibility/adaptability and interest in learning new skills. Ability to travel to field site is desirable but not required.

Desirable qualifications: Behavioral sciences/mental health/transdisciplinary education or background/experiences. Experience in the promotion of healthy and resilient children, families, farmers, agricultural producers, communities; food systems; natural resources and sustainability; understand the relationship between complex and multidimensional factors that contribute to good health. Familiarity with APA, Chicago, or other publication style manuals. Knowledge and prior experience of quantitative (SPSS) or qualitative software (Nvivo), or development of educational materials is highly desirable.


PhD Assistantships in Forest Biodiversity Conservation (Germany)

The DFG-funded Research Training Group "Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple use Landscapes of Central Europe" (ConFoBi) invites applications for 12 positions for doctoral researchers. The positions are available for three years, starting 1 July 2022.

The Research Training Group ConFoBi offers an inter- and transdisciplinary research and qualification programme which draws its novelty from the combination of multi-scale ecological studies on forest biodiversity with social and economic studies of biodiversity conservation. For more details see this website.

Flyer attached here: ConFoBi PhD Positions


New position for Indigenous Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Climate Engagement

A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center located in Hilo, Hawaii. The appointment will begin remotely, either on the Island or on the Mainland, with plans to be on-site once facility restrictions are lifted. The selected participant will identify indigenous, native Hawaiian, and other marginalized or traditionally under-represented community groups and locations across the Pacific Islands region that represent an opportunity for the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI CASC) to develop long-term relationships within the context of climate change adaptation in natural and cultural resource management. The participant will develop, conduct, and synthesize research and traditional ecological knowledge with and for these groups and locations relevant to PI CASC mission to provide science and equivalent knowledge basis for wildlife, ecosystems, and people to adapt to a changing climate.

For more information visit here


Office of the Provost/Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR)

Please apply here and share widely!

Title: Graduate Assistant (Institute for Sustainability & Resilience)
Position Number: 0000GA11
Hiring Unit: Office of the Provost/ Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR)
Location: Manoa Campus
Date Posted: May 21, 2022
Closing Date: Continuous recruitment until position filled; application review to begin June 13, 2022.
Salary Information: Step 13 - $26,946 annual @ 20 hours per week
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Full Time/ Part Time: Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary/ Permanent: Temporary

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Director of the Institute of Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) in research activities relating to sea level rise (SLR) and climate change (CC) response, with an emphasis on human dimensions and policy analysis, design and implementation. SLR and CC response topics include research on the cost and tradeoffs of varying forms of in-situ adaptation to SLR versus retreat, ways to minimize cost and tradeoffs through policy and planning, and better understanding the timescales of response options.
  • Tasks include, but are not limited to, gathering data on real estate values; compiling spatial and statistical data from various sources; developing statistical and economic models on value change related to SLR; and using spatial tools to estimate value change into the future. 
  • Conduct research on market and non-market uses and values of beaches and coastlines, including adjacent infrastructure and development, to support more inclusive decision-making efforts. Research will be specific to Hawai‘i, with national and global relevance.  
  • Provide research support to the project team, help to coordinate team work elements, and communicate research results in a variety of written forms, including journal articles, white papers and blog posts.  
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Acceptance or enrollment as a classified student in a Masters or PhD program pursuing a degree in topics of sea level rise and/or climate change; for example, in a related field such as economics, urban and regional planning, engineering, earth science, or natural resource management.
  • In good academic standing; if currently enrolled - 3.0 GPA or above and making appropriate progress toward degree.
  • Deep interest in climate change and sustainability policies.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Able to work independently and reliably to contribute to the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a collaborative fashion. 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with cost-benefit analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience with survey development and deployment, and key informant interviews.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing articles for academic journal submission and publication.
  • Demonstrated experience in GIS mapping and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying statistical computing packages such as Stata and R.

To Apply:
Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NeoGov, you will need to create an account after clicking on the "APPLY" button.

Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Applicant must submit the following: 

  1. Cover letter to the Selection Committee indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, and interest in the position; 
  2. Resume; 
  3. Writing sample;  
  4. Names and contact information (telephone number and email addresses) of at least three professional references; and 

All documentation become the property of the school. Late, incomplete or unreadable application material will not be considered.

Inquiries:
Dr. Makena Coffman; 808-956-2890; makena.coffman@hawaii.edu